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Medical Term:

malpighian tubules

 

Definition: in insects, slender tubular or hairlike excretory structures that emerge from the alimentary canal between the mesenteron (midgut) and proctodeum (hindgut) in a region frequently termed the pylorus; they vary in number from 1–100 or more, and may be assorted in equally sized bundles in some insects.

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